Jul 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
, mullah omar was dead. we're following the story. we go live to kabul, afghanistan. david, this one has got people wondering. what's going on? >> reporter: well, the news first broke by an afghan television station and then later in the day, cnn and other media received a message by an individual claiming to be a top taliban commander. that individual said that mullah omar had died of heart failure last week and a successor had already been named. the taliban, like you said, later came out and said they have been the victim of a hacking and their phones and emails have been tapped. in fact this message was phoney. cnn doesn't have any confirmation of the sort. we spoke with nato official and they have no operational knowledge on the ground. so the whereabouts of mullah omar are unknown. last believed to be in pakistan, where taliban militants have launched attacks across that border against troops down in the southern region. it's those southern and eastern regions of afghanistan that have experienced some of the highest levels of attacks. and this all comes at a very interesting time.
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
white house during the wars in afghanistan and iraq, plenty of democrats took principled votes against war funding, whatnot. and there was no chance we would ever cut off funding for the troops on the battlefield. but i don't remember the press indicting those principled stands the way they seem to be indicting republicans taking a stand for smaller government and before we single out for criticism the tea party members of the house republican caucus, they believed they were truly sent there to shrink government and lower taxes. >> listen, i understand all of that, but when you have a deadline. that's what i'm saying. a deadline is a deadline. this show goes on air 8:00 p.m. eastern. i can't keep pushing the thing back. i'm not going to go on the air until i get this. either i do it or i don't when there is a deadline. >> don if you were having your show run by this elements of the tea party, they would be back staij telli stage, no, we think it will be fine, we can put it back until 8:30. there won't be black air on the tv. somehow it will work out. they would say things that are not
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of president obama when it's clear that the wars in iraq and afghanistan added to the nation's debt? >> it did. he's the commander in chief he could have removed our troops at any point in time. let's taung about barack obama's position in washington, d.c. during the six years he's been in washington our accumulated national debt has increased by more than 50 percent. what is president obama's response been now and as a senator to increase spending even more, not to cut it. but to increase spending even more. two years as a freshman senator, the debt goes up $400 billion because of deficits. two years when he's in the majority of the united states senate, it goes up $1.8 trillion. now it's up $2.8 trillion while he's president. >> you're simplifying the issues on the plate of the nation at that point. we were looking at going -- reverting into a depression at that point. everyone the fed chairman -- >> i disagree. >> do you have a degree in economics? >> yes, ma'am, i do. highest honors. >> okay. so you disagree with the fed chairman, ben bernanke. you disagreed at the time paul vol ker and ot